Past Programs

January 7, 2015

Living Solutions Counseling

Regina Eilertson

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an emergency response to someone in a suicide crisis.

Living Solutions Counseling offers individual and family counseling based in Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help people begin to heal and move towards solutions that work.

I earned my Master's Degree from Walla Walla University in 2000. I specialize in trauma recovery, suicide intervention/prevention, depression, anxiety in both individual and family situations. I also conduct educational assessments.

January 7, 2015

United Way of Walla Walla County

Christy Lieuallen, Executive Director.

United Way provides an effective system for supporting local non-profit health and human services in Walla Walla County.

The United Way of Walla Walla County is a local voluntary non-profit corporation administered by a Board of Directors elected by contributors. All contributions, unless otherwise designated, stay in Walla Walla County helping local residents regardless of age, sex, race or level of income.

Volunteer help is needed at United Way.

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Columbia Riverkeeper

Theresa Labriola, Hanford Coordinator.

Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Our strategy for protecting the Columbia includes working in river communities and protecting the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the Columbia River.

Hanford is the most contaminated place in the Western Hemisphere, where the United States dumped billions of gallons of radioactive wastes on the banks and into the Columbia River. Today, waste in unlined cribs and trenches has spread into large pollution plumes, while dozens of storage tanks are actively leaking high-level nuclear waste. Vast areas of groundwater are poisoned and, in some places, flowing into the Columbia River.

Riverkeeper is working to ensure that Hanford cleanup is effective, safe, and on schedule. We’re also faced with persistent proposals to import and store off-site radioactive and toxic waste at Hanford. These proposals detract from the core mission at Hanford: cleaning up decades of nuclear and toxic waste.

May 8, 2013

Price Computers

Chris Price, speaker, is the co-owner of Price Computers, LLC. Chris told us Price is an online security business with over 350 clients in seven states. Chris gave us a PowerPoint presentation on the best practices for computer and mobile device security. The suggestions were as simple as how to create an 8-12 character password, to which malware/virus protection to use to the danger of using third party software updates to network security and how to determine if the Wi-Fi available is secure.

May 1, 2013

Walla Walla Community College

Jerry Anhorn and Matt Williams spoke to us about the Walla Walla Community College Ag and Turf Water program. The college has done a complete review and realignment of the program to better meet the needs of the students. Students can now complete multiple degrees in a three year period and can transfer all of their credits to WSU. They told us they have been able to find job placement at good salaries for virtually all of the students who have completed the WWCC program.We were also told of WWCC’s recent award from the ASPIN Association designating the college as the “Best Community College in the Nation” for workforce employment programs.

April 24, 2013

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede

Jerry Cummins, Balloon Meister, spoke about the 39th Annual Walla Walla Balloon stampede scheduled for May 10,11 & 12 at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, presented by Gesa Credit Union. The Stampede will feature daily launches of about 40 balloons, pancake breakfasts, a five K run, Main Stage entertainment, a Friday night Champagne Reception, a Friday night and Saturday night dance party, a Saturday car show and Niteglow on Saturday night. In addition, lots of fabulous food from local vendors, arts & crafts, merchandise and a kid’s zone.

Jerry is also the owner and operator (pilot) of the balloon “Spirit of Walla Walla”. He has been piloting this balloon for about twenty-five years. He told us the Chamber of Commerce is selling a book “Hot Air Ballooning in Walla Walla”. The Walla Walla stampede is the oldest in the Pacific Northwest and the Chamber co-ordinates the event, working with 300 volunteers over a period of seven months to make it the success it has become.

April 17, 2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Walla Walla District operates and maintains multi-purpose infrastructure assets, and plans and executes engineering and water resource services across the Inland Northwest and the Nation to safely maximize public and environmental benefits.

The history of Walla Walla District is closely linked to the development of water resource projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The District is commanded by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer, assisted by his civilian and military deputies and a work force made up of approximately 800 engineers, scientists, technicians, special and administrative support staff. The District's civil works boundaries generally follow the Snake River drainage and include approximately 107,000 square miles in six states - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and small parts of Nevada and Utah.

Blue Mountain Humane Society

Our mission is to prevent cruelty and promote kindness to companion animals in our community.We are committed to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets by ending overpopulation and homelessness. To achieve this, we provide quality shelter, spay/neuter, foster care, adoption, and re-homing services for companion animals in our community. We provide spay/neuter and humane education, animal control services, and cruelty and neglect investigation services to ensure that companion animals have home with responsible, committed and loving caregivers.

Walla Walla Blues Society

Our Mission is to offer a blues educational program for school aged children in our region which is dedicated to the preservation of blues music as a traditional American art form. Our program, through a series of presentations and performances by local, regional and national blues musicians, historians and teachers, is directed toward promoting personal excellence, social responsibility, respect for ethnic diversity and community involvement through the power of music, celebrity influence, and business community support. It is intended to help bridge the geographic, racial, cultural and socio-economic differences that often cause social tension and conflict. This project also aims to help raise the self esteem and mutual respect of the participants, nurturing personal growth and appreciation of diversity. It will also help to instill a sense of pride, musical potential and accomplishment among the participants.

Washington State University Board of Regents

The Washington State University Board of Regents is the University's governing body whose broad responsibilities are to supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate the WSU system, as provided by state statute. The Board of Regents consists of 10 members, one of whom is a student.

A program to provide rides to all veterans in the Mark and Kathi Small’s 1942 PT-17 Boeing Stearman. The Honor Project is non-profit and flights are coordinated by the Walla Walla Chapter of AMVETS. The weekend events, which include a free lunch, bring the vets together for nostalgia, memories and a love of flying. The flights last about ½ hour over Milton-Freewater and the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

Walla Walla Sweets Baseball

Walla Walla Sweets is a professionally operated baseball club in the West Coast League. It is led by a group of civic-minded individuals with strong ties to the Walla Walla region and to the game of baseball. The Walla Walla Sweets strive to provide their fans, sponsors, business partners, and investors with the very best in competitive baseball and entertainment, including atmosphere, comfort, food & beverage, safety, competition, fun and value.

The Battle of the Badge (upcoming event - playing hardball this year)

Date: Saturday June 01, 2013 Time: 7:05 PM

Presented by IAFF Local 404 and the Walla Walla Police Association.

Gates open at 5:30 P.M. and first pitch at 7:05 P.M. Tickets available from local law enforcement officers and local firefighters. Tickets can also be purchased at the Sweets Shoppe in downtown Walla Walla.

Opening Day is Wednesday June 5.

Boy Scouts of America - Blue Mountain Council

The annual "Friends of Scouting" campaign enables the Blue Mountain Council to continue providing outstanding programs to more than 5,100 youth in Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Umatilla, Morrow, Wheeler, Baker, Gilliam, Wallowa, Union, Baker, and Grant Counties. Through the Scouting programs our children, families, and communities are stronger and better prepared for the future.

Walla Walla Agricultural Issues Team

Arch McHie, adviser for the Wa-Hi FFA brought the Agricultural Issues team to the meeting this morning for their presentation: “To Bee or Not to Bee”, The pros and cons of relocating Highway 12 through the Alkali Bee beds of Walla Walla County. The presentation is terrific and is winning in competitions.

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Blueridge Elementary School

Our Core Values are more than mere words; they’re our business!

Quality | Integrity | Accountability | Respect

Courtesy | Innovation | Diversity

We believe in personalizing education to meet the needs of all students. We have caring, dedicated and qualified teachers and support staff to provide a first-class educational experience. We look forward to working as a team to prepare all students to be competitive in our global society.

Power House Theatre

To provide superior entertainment to the Walla Walla Valley community; to enrich patrons’ lives with laughter, tears and new ideas; to deepen the experience of Walla Walla as a destination for visitors — these are some of the goals of the team behind the Power House Theatre.

Walla Walla Community College Foundation

The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is helping the College meet today's challenges by supporting students, faculty, and activities designed to enhance the cultural, educational, and learning atmosphere of the College. The Foundation is a non-profit organization.

Rotaplast Missions

Rotaplast International is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization providing free reconstructive operations and treatment for children in need worldwide. Rotaplast works nationally and internationally by partnering with Rotary Clubs, other organizations, and individuals across the United States, Canada and mission sites. It provides a vehicle for medical professionals and non-medical volunteers to actively engage in projects that build international friendships and promote goodwill and understanding among the peoples of the world.

Walla Walla High School Bond

Walla Walla Public Schools will seek a $48 million bond on

the February 12, 2013 Special Election to fund a $69.6 million

modernization of Walla Walla High School.

All of the existing 1963 buildings will be remodeled and

upgraded in the design to reduce costs. The project is eligible

for $21.6 million in State Matching dollars which will be used

on the Wa-Hi project. Should there be any excess funds, they

will be returned to the taxpayers.

Trilogy Recovery Community

We are a Community dedicated to walking alongside our Youth who are struggling to overcome alcohol or other drug problems while offering compassionate support to their Families.

The Health Center (at Lincoln High School and Blue Ridge Elementary School)

The mission of the Health Center at Lincoln is to promote the success of children by providing for their physical, emotional and social well being.

Walla Walla Community Hospice - Camp Amanda

Camp Amanda is for children 7 - 14 who have had a death in their family, such as a mother, father, brother, sister or grandparent to whom they were close.

Northwest Grain Growers

A cooperative owned by customers. NWGG was created when Touchet Grain Growers and Walla Walla Grain Growers merged in 1998. WWGG was formed in 1929 and TGG was formed in 1930. So the nucleus of NWGG has been present in the Walla Walla Valley for over 80 years

The Diabetes Slayer's Handbook

This is Diabetes / Obesity Reversal System was developed by a diabetes patient for other Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes patients in order that they may also make themselves healthy. This is non-surgical, non-prescription drug intervention against Pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Campfire Walla Walla

Camp Fire Walla Walla is a community based nonprofit organization witha mission to build caring and confident youth and future leaders. We provide quality out-of-school programming that fosters growth within the children of our community.

Walla Walla Police Department

The mission of the Walla Walla Police Department is to work cooperatively with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.

Providence St. Mary Foundation

Providence St. Mary Medical Center, a not-for-profit corporation, is committed to providing a broad spectrum of high quality health care services to people living throughout Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.

Nelson Irrigation

Nelson Irrigation Corporation is dedicated to "innovation in irrigation" and the search for ways to save water, save energy, and do a better job of irrigating.

Jubilee Youth Ranch

Jubilee Leadership Academy is a highly structured, Christian residential program for teenage boys age 13-18, located on the Snake River in eastern Washington.

Martin Archery

With over three generations of Martin family they have revolutionized the manufacturing of bowstrings, traditional bows, and compound bows.

Blue Mountain Community Foundation

Blue Mountain Community Foundation is a collection of charitable funds each tied to a unique charitable purpose with the common theme of benefiting the Blue Mountain area.

Helpline Walla Walla

Helpline assists indigent and working-poor individuals and families on an emergency basis with food, clothing, prescriptions, transportation, utilities, short-term shelter, homeless prevention rental assistance, infant-care needs and referrals for crisis advocacy and counseling.

Tourism Walla Walla

Tourism Walla Walla is dedicated to providing leadership and direction, making tourism and hospitality one of the leading and most viably sustainable industries in the Valley.

Port of Walla Walla

Founded in 1952, the Port of Walla Walla is a municipal corporation responsible for fostering economic development throughout Walla Walla County.

Whitman College Men's Rugby

No experience needed, everyone gets playing time. Come meet the team!

Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival

Winter and Summer Music Festivals.

Walla Walla Community Harvest

Walla Walla County has over 10,000 residents who are food insecure, many are children or elderly. Volunteers can harvest and package the produce to be transported to the BMAC food warehouse where it will be distributed to local food banks and hot meal programs.

Wildhorse Foundation

The Wildhorse Foundation was established for the purpose of formalizing charitable giving on behalf of the Wildhorse Resort & Casino and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Walla Walla Sweets Baseball

The West Coast League is quickly developing as one of the premier collegiate summer leagues in the country.

Sykes

SYKES is a global leader in providing customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena.

Trilogy Recovery Community

Trilogy Recovery Community is a grassroots collaboration of parents, youth, concerned citizens, and community leaders who believe that all children deserve to live in a drug-free community.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

The Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people make up the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. We are a small group of people who continue to care for and live on the land of our ancestors.

Walla Walla Community Development Agency

The Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency provides land use planning, building, permitting, code compliance services for the City of Walla Walla and Walla Walla County.

Walla Walla Watershed

The Partnership is working with water users to develop and implement reach-scale “Flow from Flexibility” local water plans and operating the Walla Walla Water Bank which accepts water rights conserved in local water plans, agreements not to divert, voluntary contributions and mitigation transactions.

Wheatland Village

Wheatland Village is the perfect choice for retirees seeking an apartment, penthouse or cottage setting with all the services and amenities right on site. Wheatland Village is pleased to offer retirement and assisted living lifestyle options as well as a wealth of social and wellness opportunities.

American Cancer Society

Resource Center located at Providence St. Mary's Hospital.

The volunteers provide educational and emotional support. All services offered are free.

Health Center at Lincoln

Promote the success of children by providing for their physical, emotional and social well being.

Fort Walla Walla Museum

Pioneer Settlement, Horse Era Agriculture, Military Exhibits

Explore Fort Walla Walla Museum’s permanent and rotating exhibits drawn from a collection of more than 45,000 artifacts, documents, and photographs.

Walla Walla Public Schools AVID Program

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Walla Walla Public Schools

Improved teaching and learning spaces top priority.

Walla Walla Public Schools will seek a $48 million bond on the February 12, 2013 Special Election to fund a $69.6 million modernization of Walla Walla High School. All of the existing 1963 buildings will be re-purposed in the design to reduce costs. The project is eligible for $21.6 million in State Matching dollars which will be used on the Wa-Hi project.

Washington State Penitentiary

Community Involvement -- Volunteers are involved in religious programs, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, assisting Veterans with military issues, assisting offender families with children mentoring programs, and special programs (i.e., dental hygienist, photographer, etc.) that are available to the offender population and their families.

Seniors Helping Seniors

In-home services where we match seniors who need help with seniors who want to help throughout Walla Walla, Franklin and Benton Counties, Washington

Walla Walla Community Council

The council helps address community issues by bringing residents of the region together to study topics and implement recommended solutions.

The Rotary Foundation

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Sustainable Living Center

To conserve resources for the future by encouraging and facilitating sustainable living practices in our community.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

One girl can make a difference. Girls together can change the world.

Power House Theatre

A state-of-the-art performing arts theater

Walla Walla General Hospital

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia

Since 1961, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia has provided education, training and employment services helping individuals overcome disabilities and other social disadvantages to obtain independence and self-sufficiency through the power of work.

Port of Walla Walla

Job Creation / Transportation

Embracing Orphans

Improving the quality of life for orphans in Jamaica

Washington State Casa

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Resource Center

Providence St. Mary Medical Center

509-529-8930